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Narasapuram (or Narasapur) is a town in West Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[4] It is a municipality, mandal headquarters of Narasapuram mandal and also the divisional headquarters of Narasapuram revenue division.[5] The town is situated on the banks of the Vasista Godavari River.[6][7] The city exports Lace as the lace industry is more prevalent in the city and its surroundings.

The existence of Narsapur dates back to 1173 A.D. Dutch people landed in Narsapur in 1626. Narsapur used as a port by the Dutch and ships and boats were built here. It was noted for its ship building activity and some of the Europeans also were customers at this place. Even, though big ships are not built, the craft is still kept up here by building small boats. In 16th century, Portuguese established their own factory which remained as a trading centre for few years. In the 18th century,Narsapur became an important trading port. From this port, the forest production like teak was exported to other regions. The ports at Kakinada and Narsapuram became famous for manufacturing ships. At present there is no port handling at Narsapur.Madhavayapalem is celebrated as one of the earliest places where the English established a factory and was famous for its trade in cloth. The trade of town has steadily declined since the abolition of the company's factory in 1827. Before independence, British civilians made imports and exports from Narsapur. They built offices for work; the sites of the old buildings have been carried away by successive encroachments of the river, which makes a very considerable bend opposite the town.
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